IL-2: Cold Winter campaign available

When it was announced that scripted single player campaigns were returning to the IL-2 series, I was pretty excited. Now, some of the first fan made campaigns are becoming available and Cold Winter comes to you for free thanks to IL-2 community member Sampson. Cold Winter, a remake Ten Days of Autumn released in December…

DCS Sale Ends January 3rd

Holiday sales for flight simulators continue with a pretty decent sale on a variety of items for DCS. The sale ends January 3rd, however, so if you are thinking about buying a DCS module you should plan to do that soon! What’s on sale? A pretty good selection of DCS modules are currently available at…

Looking back at the last year of IL-2 updates

It has been quite the year for the IL-2 series and I thought it would be fun to have a look back at everything that has happened. Road to release: Battle of Moscow The first part of 2016 started off with quite a few important developer updates about IL-2: Battle of Moscow. In late January,…

A quick update on the Kuban Spitfire

1CGS’ weekly developer updates keep coming with the last update of 2016 being brought to us by Han. The update gives us a pretty good view of the current progress on the Spitfire Mark Vb, an IL-2: Battle of Kuban Collector Plane due to arrive in June of 2017. The Spitfire! Progress appears to be…

Happy Holidays

I want to wish everyone out there a Happy Holidays! If you log in to IL-2 over the next little while there will be a Christmas tree hiding away in the corner of the hangar. More extravagantly, in War Thunder there are Christmas trees, lights, decorations, fireworks, and presents strewn all about the hangar landscape….

Reviewing the Bf109G-4

Arriving in Patch 2.006, the Bf109G-4 is the first early access aircraft to arrive for IL-2: Battle of Kuban. One of the Luftwaffe’s chief fighters in the Kuban expansion, the Bf109G-4 is familiar territory for long time IL-2 pilots. Raw performance Stall Bf109G-2 Indicated stall speed in flight configuration: 158..174 km/h Indicated stall speed in…

IL-2 Holiday Sale

Another great IL-2 sale is underway and a great opportunity to get that collector plane that you’ve been thinking about getting. If you’re new to the series and waiting to try and jump in then this is a great opportunity. What are the deals? IL-2: Battle of Moscow is 33% off: $33.49 for Standard and $53.59 for Premium….

Team Fusion and 1CGS Announcement

Another busy day in the Flight Simulator world with the announcement that Team Fusion is now becoming a developer that will cooperate with 1C Games Studios (1CGS). Team Fusion will have access to source code and the realization of their first commercial release focused on North Africa. Jason Williams posted this on the official IL-2…

IL-2 Version 2.006 live!

It’s a pretty big day for IL-2 fans as version 2.006 goes live and ushers in several major additions to the series and sets a course for the next twelve-months. Today we gain access to the new DirectX 11 renderer, the Ju52, Bf109G-4, and the first of many new scripted single player campaigns “Ten Days…

AJS-37 Viggen coming to DCS

Third-party DCS contributor Leatherneck Simulations has announced that the AJS-37 Viggen, a Swedish multi-role jet fighter, will be coming to DCS and they have released some pretty impressive gameplay footage recently. The Viggen is a now classic Swedish aircraft designed to unique specifications and requirements. One of the most interesting is the short field take-off…

DCS video shows off the Spitfire LF.IX

The Eagle Dynamics created DCS version of the Spitfire LF.IX is just days from release according to the latest information and the second video in a series of tutorials being released to teach pilots how to fly this iconic British fighter have been released. The video goes over taxi, takeoff and landing and it contains very…

A short Ju52 demo

Patch 2.006 has been slightly delayed to December 19 but Jason Williams posted some fun stuff about the Ju-52 in the meantime with screen shots and a video. The demo The Ju-52 demo is great at showcasing both the low level aerobatics as well as the really cool animation of paratroopers jumping out of the…